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TDOT sets new date for completion of Highway Connector project in Jasper

A new completion date for the Highway 150 connector project in Jasper has been announced. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) says the project is now estimated to be complete by November 30th. The original completion date was set for May 31st; however, officials say construction of a bridge over a gas line in the …

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I-24 re-opened and victim identified after deadly morning crash involving jack-knifed tractor trailer

UPDATE — 5:35 PM CDT: This morning’s crash on I-24 in Marion County involving a tractor trailer has now claimed one life, according to officials with the THP. According to a preliminary report by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the chain reaction causing the accident began when 31-year-old Robert Kellerman of South Pittsburg lost control of …

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More rain to wrap-up the short week with hot temperatures into the weekend

MarionCountyMessenger.com, the only daily local and online news source in the Sequatchie Valley with dedicated and degreed staff Meteorologists brings you the latest up-to-date weather, news, and information including severe weather coverage in real-time right here at home! As we take a look at your Valley Alert 7 Day Forecast we see the typical summertime …

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Tennessee and Alabama Sales Tax Holidays coming later this month; None scheduled for Georgia

Tennessee’s Sales Tax Holiday will begin at 12:01 AM local time on Friday, July 28th, 2017 and ends on Sunday, July 30 at 11:59 PM local time. During the event, residents and especially parents of school children can purchase clothes, school supplies, and computer equipment without paying Tennessee state sales tax, which is usually around …

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July 1st brings many changes and new laws in Tennessee

Tennessee has a total of 133 new laws or amendments to existing laws in the state that will take effect on July 1st, 2017. While some of these laws might not directly affect you — many of them will! Here’s a rundown of some of them so you’ll know what to expect after July 1st… …

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Marion County Commission June 2017 Meeting Recap

Here’s a recap of some of the items covered at the June 2017 meeting of the Marion County Commission held on Monday, June 26th… Tune in Saturday mornings on KWN-TV (Charter channel 195) to watch your local city, county, and government meetings. Meeting Business: Charlotte Anderson with the US Census Bureau spoke about the 2020 …

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UPDATE: Man wanted for kidnapping in Marion County in custody after chase

UPDATE: A kidnapping suspect wanted in Marion County is now in custody. The Dade County Sheriff’s Office confirms the suspect, Jimmy Morton, was taken into custody after a chase. The pursuit started at around 10 pm Thursday night after Marion County deputies spotted the vehicle on I-24. It continued onto I-59 south into Dade County. …

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Jury reaches guilty verdict Friday in trial of woman accused in death of 5-year-old Whitwell boy

Jasper, Tenn. — In a trial that began on Tuesday at the Marion County Criminal Justice Building, the jury in the trial of Holly (Hardesty) Rutledge has returned a verdict in the case charging her with the murder of 5-year-old Lucas Dillon of Whitwell back in 2015. The jury has unanimously found Holly Rutledge guilty …

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Paving and construction on I-24 begins this weekend in Marion County

The Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Georiga Department of Transportation have announced several Interstate construction projects that could have an impact on your travel through the area in the coming weeks, some of which will begin this weekend. TDOT says it will begin paving on I-24 this weekend in Marion County. This will be …

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Grundy Sheriff receives grants to help prepare inmates for life outside of jail

ALTAMONT, Tenn. – The State of Tennessee has awarded a grant to the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office to study what you can teach prison inmates. The Office of Criminal Justice is offering a grant in the amount of $195,000, as part of a three year project that focuses on pre-release case management for inmates.. The …

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UPDATE: Graveyard burglary suspect arrested in Grundy

Tracy City, Tenn. — Following up on a story we brought you earlier… A woman who was wanted in connection with stealing items from graves at Grundy County cemetery last month is now in jail. Misty Melton-Jackson was taken into custody last week after turning herself in through her probation officer. She is currently charged …

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Man drowns and another hospitalized in incident at state park in Marion County

An Atlanta, Georgia man has died from drowning at a state park in Marion County. Marion County Sheriff Ronnie “Bo” Burnett said it happened at Foster Falls State Park in Sequatchie on Sunday. Burnett says a 23-year-old man and a 30-year-old man were visiting the area from Atlanta and decided to go swimming at the …

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